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Launch Trailer for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Koei Tecmo has shared the launch trailer for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk.

Featured above, the launch trailer for the game shows off a wide swath of the game’s cinematic moments, which highlight the events running through the Golden Age story arc.

Here’s a refresher on the game, via Koei Tecmo:


Developed by Omega Force, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is based on the world-renowned series Berserk by Kentarou Miura, and blends the signature ‘one versus thousands’ style action from the long-running Warriors franchise with the grim and gruesome atmosphere of Berserk. Players will follow the daring and heroic journey of Guts, Griffith, Casca and the Band of the Hawk as they slash and smash their way through a sinister realm of magical and demonic fiends.


Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is now available for PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 4. Expect our thorough review for the game forthcoming.

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17 comments
  1. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    February 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

    The cinematography alone puts the new anime to shame.

  2. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    February 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Lies. Still not avaliable. We folks at steam have been waiting since 14 turned out and still nothing.

  3. catazxy
    catazxy
    February 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

    My only weakness!

  4. Cubed Grapes
    Cubed Grapes
    February 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I really wish it wasn’t a Dynasty Warriors clone.

  5. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    February 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I’ll be in for 1 on Steam as long as the general reception is favorable.

  6. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    How else would it be done? Especially looking at the source material, its an anime hero for the most part fucking up massive piles of plebs until a boss shows up.

  7. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Only other company I could see pulling this off would be Platinum games, and as much as I love them, their games based on big cross-media franchises aren’t that good because they get rushed. TMNT, Korra, and Transformers show that.

  8. Roberta Sales
    Roberta Sales
    February 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I agree.
    This animation was very good, better and better worked than the new anime.
    They could talk more about the after the golden age in the game.

  9. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    This will have the weightless combat Koei loves so much, won’t it? That’s a crime in a game with Guts.

  10. Cubed Grapes
    Cubed Grapes
    February 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    My only real issue is treating the weapons like a baton and requiring to deal x amount of damage before dismembering enemies.

  11. Meittimies
    Meittimies
    February 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    In most musou games normal troops die in 1-3 hits so its not that big of an issue. Hero vs Hero fight is all air juggling though.

  12. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Pretty good so far.

  13. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Its not weightless. A good chunk of the Musou games that aren’t the mainstay series have some fairly weighty combat depending on the Anime adapted. The First of the North Star games are a pretty solid example.

  14. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    It’s your standard koei musou port: no mouse support, buggy, overpriced and barebones BUT it’s musou so if you know you like it, it’s a foregone conclusion to grab it.

  15. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    People always mention From Software instead of Platinum, haha. Issue I see with that is that those souls games + bloodbourne, although taking a heavy inspiration from Miura, don’t handle lots of enemies well.

  16. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 22, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I only ever played the mainstay series, to be honest. Here’s hoping they consider the source material for this.